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Interview with Patricia Harris  with Doug Holder at the Bloc 11 Cafe in Somerville.     New England has nurtured countless women who shook off traditional gender roles to forge their own destinies. Their achievements are legion. Narragansett tribal historian Princess Red Wing served as a delegate to the United Nations and co-founded Rhode Island’s Tomaquag Museum. Boston iconoclast Isabella Stewart Gardner had the acute artistic vision to establish the museum that bears her name. Harriet...
Topics: Patricia Harris, Notable Women
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Issue 51  July 2022  Ibbetson Street  Somerville, Ma. 
Topics: Ibbetson Street, Harris Gardner, Endicott College, Steve Glines, Lawrence kessenich, Doug Holder,...
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Jul 11, 2022 Doug Holder
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Holder interviewed by Len Geminara  on WOMR  Poets Corner
Topics: WOMR PROVINCETOWN, Len Germinara, Doug Holder, Poets Corner
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Jun 14, 2022 doug holder
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Holder interviews  Allic in her studio in the Miller Street Studios in Somerville, Ma. She is involved in a project selling Russian dissident art, and giving the proceeds to help Ukraine with their with Russia.
Topics: Sandra Allik, Doug Holder, Russian Dissident art
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Jun 9, 2022 doug holder
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Holder interviews Germinara in his Eastham, MA home. Earlier Holder was interviewed on Germinara's radio show " Poets Corner" on Provincetown Radio--WOMR
Topics: Leonard Germinara, Doug Holder, WOMR, Provincetown
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Jun 9, 2022
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Topics: Leonard Germinara, Doug Holder, WOMR, Provincetown, Poets Corner
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Endicott College/Ibbetson Street Press Young Writer Series Book Blurb: The aim of this anthology is to give Endicott writers a chance to express their honest and deepest thoughts and feelings. You will find in this book the pain, joy, and love which are "the eternal norms of the human heart." You can hear their voices in lines like Taylor Gorlick's, " Enough of saying you’re fine when you’re really not," and Allie Hastings', “I don’t want to lose who I am." You...
Topics: Ibbetson Street Press, What the Mirror Sees, Dan Sklar, Doug Holder, Emily Pineau, Ibbetson Street...
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May 26, 2022 Doug Holder
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Doug Holder interviews Baker at the Miller Street Studios in Somerville.    Richard Baker’s work has been exhibited in numerous solo and group shows nationally. He had annual solo exhibitions with the Joan T. Washburn Gallery in New York for 15 years; and with the Albert Merola Gallery in Provincetown, MA for nearly 30 years. He is currently represented by Tibor de Nagy Gallery in NY where has shown for over 10 years. He has had solo shows at the Arthur Roger Gallery in New Orleans and has...
Topics: Richard Baker, Doug Holder, Miller St Studios, Somerville, MA.
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American Book Award-- winner Tino Villanueva writes Doug Holder about the play he penned with Lawrence Kessenich  " The Patient" It was very loosely based on Holder's experience as a mental health worker at McLean Hospital in the early 1980s. From:  Villanueva, Tino Sent:  Monday, April 25, 2022 6:11 AM To:  Doug Holder Subject:  Great to see you   Doug,   Great to see you last Saturday evening.  Thanks for  the invite to your apartment and the whisky.  I enjoyed the evening...
Topics: Tino Villanueva, Doug Holder, The Patient, Presa Press
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Apr 17, 2022 doug holder
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Hi Doug, I have--of course--read from THE ESSENTIAL DOUG HOLDER ever since you sent me a copy.  And I've commented to you about  a few poems. But just this weekend, I have made the time to sit with your book and slowly read it from page one to page last. And what an enjoyable experience that's been. Your poetry collection does not sag (as many collections do--"the parts being better than the whole').  Rather, your collection gains an accumulative power.  Helped--a lot-- by your...
Topics: Robert K. Johnson, Doug Holder, The Essential Doug Holder
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    ( Click on picture to enlarge)  Doug Holder responds to a painting by Denise Penizzotto " 12 Birds of Extinction." This was published in Poesy Magazine  http://www.poesymag.com in the Spring of 2022. *** Denise Penizzotto is a Mellon Foundation recipient 
Topics: Denise Penizzotto, Doug Holder, Poesy Magazine, 12 Birds of extinction
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Feb 25, 2022 doug holder
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We Hold Hands At dusk we hold hands. We hold hands, with  fading tarnished rings. As if some unexpected storm could suddenly separate us forever. We listen to the muted horn the hint of some heroin-tainted voice we clink our cocktails the house cat another appendage between us. And the light grows dimmer as it always does. --Doug Holder--published in Live Nude Poems... Noted sculptor Danielle Krchmar created a wire sculpture of Doug Holder's poem "We Hold Hands"    Article about...
Topics: Danielle Krchmar, Doug Holder, We Hold Hands
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Jan 20, 2022 dougholder
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A project with the Grolier Poetry Book Shop, ( Cambridge, MA) micro-poems placed in  Chinese fortune cookies. Somerville Poet Laureate Lloyd Schwartz put into a fortune cookie On January 12, 2022, in  Latest News , by The Somerville Times Somerville Poet Laureate Lloyd Schwartz, and  The Somerville Times  Arts Editor Doug Holder are some of the many poets included in Peter Payack’s   The Edible Anthology of  Poetry . This whimsical project, founded by Payack puts micro-poems from area...
Topics: Peter Payack, The Edible Anthology Of Poetry, Doug Holder
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Jan 19, 2022 Doug Holder, Denise Penizzotto Harvard Divinity School, Brooklyn Academy of Music
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Doug Holder, talks with artist Denise Penizzotto--about what makes art sacred, her studies at Harvard Divinity school, and her work at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, as well as her projects in Hell's Kitchen in NYC and elsewhere. 
Topic: Denis Penizzotto
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Jan 16, 2022 Doug Holder
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Lloyd Schwartz dropped by my humble abode to discuss his new project with the Cervena Barva Press, an anthology of poetry by Somerville High School students. Schwartz also discussed the new Ibbetson Street 50, his introduction to poetry in his early years, and read a new poem of his "Lucifer's Labyrinth"
Topics: Lloyd Schwartz, Lucifer, Somerville High School Students, Ibbetson Street 50
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Jan 16, 2022 Doug Holder
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Lloyd Schwartz  Thu 1/13/2022 12:19 PM     To:  You Dear Doug-- I looked in this week's Somerville Times for the article on the poetry fortune cookies, but it wasn't there. I've seen it online, of course, and now I'm wondering if it will be (or already was) in the paper.  I was really struck by how beautiful Dianne's poems were in the new  Ibbetson Street . What an impressive issue Harris put together. We have so many remarkable poets in our own area. My own poem has a little...
Topics: Lloyd Schwartz, Doug Holder, Dianne Robitaille, Harris Gardner
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Jan 3, 2022 doug holder
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Robert K. Johsnon was an early benefactor of the Ibbetson Street Press. as well as its poetry editor, and for many years a professor of English at Suffolk University in Boston. choirofday@cs.com Sun 1/2/2022 9:06 AM     More actions To:  You Hi Doug, What a thoughtful email you wrote. The best-of-all part of it was my seeing/learning that you are battling your understandable depression Three such losses as you received was a hell of a wallop. And still is. Yet you are certainly...
Topics: Robert K. Johnson, Doug Holder
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Dec 24, 2021 Doug Holder
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This is the 50th issue of Ibbetson Street. It is dedicated to the poet, and cofounder of Ibbetson Street Press--Dianne Robitaille.  Front and Back Cover  Bridget Galway
Topics: Dianne Robitaille, Ibbetson Street 50
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Dec 22, 2021 doug Holder
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Dewitt Henry is the founder of Ploughshares Magazine, a distinguished professor of English Literature at Emerson College. Holder interviewed Henry at Holder's home at 25 School Street in Somerville, Ma.
Topics: DeWitt Henry, Doug Holder, Ploughshares, etc...
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Dec 15, 2021 doug holder
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A poem in fortune cookies   a project by poet Peter Payack and the Grolier Poetry Book Shop... Poets include Robert Pinsky, David Ferry, Gail Mazur, Doug Holder and others...  ( Click on pic to enlarge)
Topics: Poetry, Fortune Cookies, Grolier Poetry Book Shop, Peter Payack
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Nov 28, 2021 doug holder
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This is the first draft of Ibbetson Street 50.  This issue was dedicated to poet Dianne Robitaille, who passed away in August of 2021. Robitaille was a founder of the Ibbetson Street Press ( circa 1998), along with Richard Wilhelm and Doug Holder. Robitaille was nominated for a Pushcart Prize for a poem of hers in this issue. Ravi Yelamanchili was the managing editor for this issue.  Front and back cover art by Bridget Galway.
Topics: Dianne Robitaille, Bridget Galway, Jennifer Matthews, Steve Glines, Lawrence Kessenich, Harris...
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Nov 10, 2021 Doug Holder
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Holder interviews Grodowski at the Neighborhood restaurant in Somerville. She is an abstract artist who has a space in the Vernon Street Studios.
Topics: Yildiz Grodowski, Doug Holder, Neighborhood Restaurant, Somerville
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Nov 10, 2021 Doug Holder, Ellen Myers
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Recording of poets Doug Holder, Ruth Smullin, Susan Donnelly, and Wendell Smith reading. The series had been curated by Doug Holder since December of 2002.
Topics: Ruth Smullin, Doug Holder, Wendell Smith, Susan Donnelly
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Bob Clawson, former manager of  poet Anne Sexton's folk/rock group  "Anne Sexton and her Kind" writes to Holder about the death of Holder's wife and his tapes of Sexton and her group that he donated to the Woodberry Room at Harvard University.
Topics: Bob Clawson, Doug Holder, Woodberry Room, Harvard University
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Sep 1, 2021 doug holder
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Alexandra Rozenman  is a contemporary Russian-American painter, graphic designer, and book illustrator. She is recognized for her works where visual artifacts are used as the means for telling intricate, idiosyncratic, compelling stories. Her work has been on exhibit in the leading museums, including the  National Centre for Contemporary Arts  in her native Moscow, and  deCordova Museum  in Lincoln, Massachusetts. Rozenman lives in Boston and works in Somerville, Massachusetts.
Topics: Alexandra Rozenman, Doug Holder
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Aug 31, 2021 doug holder
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Doug Holder's birth announced in Ed Sullivan's column.  Lawrence Holder worked as a 'mad man' era advertising executive at BBDO and other major agencies.
Topics: Lawrence Holder, Doug Holder, Ed Sullivan, BBDO
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Dianne Robitaille passed August 3, 2021. Here, her husband recites from the collection of poetry " Leaving Only Impressions" ( Ibbetson Street-2000)
Topics: Leaving Only Impressions, Dianne Robitaille, Doug Holder, Ibbetson Street Press
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 Dianne Robitaille (Right) Julia Kanno (Left) Photo taken by William Falcetano, shortly before Robitaille passed.
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Jul 26, 2021 doug holder
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This is the 49th issue of the Ibbetson Street Press, founded by Doug Holder, Dianne Robitaille, and Richard Wilhelm in 1998. Open PDF file ( right) to view poems. Front cover by Linda Matthews Denham, back by Bonnie Matthews Brock
Topic: Ibbetson Street 49
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Jul 16, 2021 Doug Holder
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Happy Birthday joy
Topics: Happy Birthday, Dianne Robitaille
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Jul 16, 2021 dougholder
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Happy Birthday Joy
Topics: Dianne Robitaille, Joy Martin, Doug Holder
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Doug Holder interviewed  Marc D. Goldfinger about his new collection of fiction  Tales of the Troll | Junkies, Angels & Demons ... (Ibbetson Street Press)
Topics: Marc Goldfinger, Doug Holder, Ibbetson Street Press, Tales of the Troll
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Jun 20, 2021 doug holder
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I talked to my wife Dianne at Beth Israel Hospital. Dianne sufferers from stage 4 ovarian cancer. We chatted a bit about our life together, and her views on poetry, life and death. Dianne was an editor of the Ibbetson Street Press, a poet, photographer and wife of Doug Holder, For many years Dianne was a nurse at major Boston hospitals, including Mass/General and Mt. Auburn. She also worked in geriatrics, hospice, and psychiatric facilities.  Dianne 's poetry has been published in various...
Topics: Dianne Robitaille, Doug Holder, Beth Israel Hospital
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Jun 11, 2021 Doug Holder
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Doug Holder Teaches Boston Literature and Film at Endicott College
Topics: Boston Literature and Film, Endicott College, Doug Holder
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Poet Tino Villanueva ( American Book Award) invited me for dinner at the Union Oyster House in Boston. We talked about a number of things, like Lorca's time in New York City--and Lorca's experience in a synagogue while in the city. We touched a bit on the history of Sephardic Jews, and  Tino's work channeling the voices of the dead in a Sephardic Jewish cemetery.  We also chatted about Tino's latest project--his 'flaneur' poems.  Excellent scrod, oysters and beer-- a great evening indeed!
Topics: Tino Villanueva, Doug Holder, Union Oyster House
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This poem is dedicated to my wife Dianne Robitaille. Originally published in The Red Eft Review.  Thanks to Jennifer Matthews and Milo Matthews for making this happen! Doug Holder, composer of the poem and vocals Jennifer Matthews: guitar/interpreter, producer & engineer Milo Matthews: mix & mastered   www.jennifermatthews.com :   www.milomatthews.com
Topics: Jennifer Matthews, Milo Matthews, Doug Holder, Doug Holder
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Apr 29, 2021 Doug Holder
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Doug Holder reads his poem " This will not protect you" published in the Red Eft Review. This poem is part of an ongoing project with singer/songwriter Jennifer Matthews, and is dedicated to Holder's wife Dianne Robitaille. The poem will be adapted into dance by Karen Klein and the text/move dance collaborative in performed in Cambridge, Ma.
Topics: Dianne Robitaille, Karen Klein, textmoves, Jennifer Matthews, Doug Holder, Red Eft Review, This...
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Alan Kaufman is the editor of the Outlaw Bible of American Literature, Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, and others... He writes of Doug Holder's collection: " The Essential Doug Holder: New and Selected Poems" This made my day--Alan Kaufman, the editor of the Outlaw Bible of American Literature, Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, Jew Boy and many others wrote me this while reading the "Essential Doug Holder." You can purchase a copy at http://bigtablepublishing.com Hi, Doug. I...
Topic: Alan Kaufman, Doug Holder, Outlaw Bible of American Literature, The Essential Doug Holder
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Newton Free Library Poetry Series  Director: Doug Holder, Zoom Producer, Ellen Meyers Readers: Danielle Jones, Lloyd Schwartz, and Danielle Jones--in that order.....  Feb 23, 2021.
Topics: Director: Doug Holder Readers: Gail Mazur, Lloyd Schwartz, and Danielle Jones
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Jan 18, 2021 doug holder
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Dill is a prominent artist and animator.  She told Holder that she wanted to put his interview with her in the Smithsonian. Janeann Dill  Hi Doug, Checking back in with you to ask how I might access print copies for my archive? The Smithsonian has a file on my work but takes only documentation in print form.  Thanks again for the interview - still reverberating with folks. I remain impressed by your research prior to forming the questions. My best, Janeann -- Janeann Dill, D.Phil., MFA...
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Ibbetson Street, is a literary magazine that is formally affiliated with Endicott College, in Beverly, MA. Doug Holder, Richard Wilhelm and Dianne Robitaille founded the magazine in 1998.
Topics: Doug Holder, Danielle Legros Georges, Ted Kooser, January O'Neil, Dianne Robitaille, Endicott...
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Dec 7, 2020 Doug Holder
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The Ibbetson Street published this collection of Sam Cornish poetry. Cornish was the first Boston Poet Laureate of Boston
Topics: Sam Cornish, African American Poets, Doug Holder
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Dec 4, 2020 doug holder
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Holder writes about Lowell's "Waking in the Blue"  ( Click on Pic to Enlarge)
Topics: Doug Holder, Robert Lowell, McLean Hospital, America's Favorite Poems, Spare Change News,...
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Dec 1, 2020 Doug Holder
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Doug Holder writes a poetic memoir of living in a rooming house in Boston during the 70s and early 80s
Topics: Copley Square, 271 Newbury St, Ken's Deli, Paris Theatre, Milner Hotel, Boston Busing Crisis, Comat...
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Nov 20, 2020 dougholder,
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Julia Kanno--reads her poem  THE EMPTY COVID  OCTOPUS
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Holder interviews Breen about his new poetry book  "Twenty Days by Twenty: 400 Lines in Australia"   Breen is the director of the Media Lab at Boston College.
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IN & OUT OF THE ‘CLAUSTERPHOBIC INTIMACY’ OF POETRY: THE ESSENTIAL DOUG HOLDER: New & Selected Poems article by Michael Todd Steffen Howard Nemerov in his resplendent ode “The Blue Swallows” eloquently states, O swallows, swallows, poems are not The point. Finding again the world, That is the point… The quote illuminates the poetry of Doug Holder, in his love of depicting reversals, the unexpected, how our vanities are overturned, as in “The Wind Down Boylston Street”:...
Topics: Michael Todd Steffen, Doug Holder, The Essential Doug Holder, Big Table Publishing
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Front by Jennifer Matthews   Back--Glenn Bowie  
Topics: Ibbetson Street 48, Jennifer Matthews, Glen Bowiem Designer: Steve Glines
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Oct 18, 2020 dougholder
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22 years ago I was working at McLean Hospital on Bowditch Hall. I saw a framed poem "Waking in the Blue" signed by Robert Lowell. It was a great poem about Lowell's hospitalization at McLean--he was often in and out. I sent the poem and my small intro to Robert Pinsky, and he published them in American's Favorite Poems anthology. I have taught the poem many times to my creative writing students, and in poetry groups that I ran at the hospital for more than 30 years...
Topics: American's Favorite Poems, McLean Hospital, Robert Lowell, Robert Pinsky, Maggie Dietz, Doug Holder
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 A flyer from the Worcester County Poetry Association--for a Doug Holder reading --  Oct 2020---  Holder was the judge for Frank O'Hara prize.
Topics: Frank O'Hara Prize, Doug Holder. Worcester County Poetry Association
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Sep 28, 2020 Doug Holder
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These are poems by Dianne Robitaille-- co-founder of the Ibbetson Street Press. Robitaille has been the secretary of the New England Poetry Club, and has been published in such venues as the Christian Science Monitor, Bellowing Ark, Pegasus, Timelapse  and others.... She was a cardiac stepdown nurse at Massachusetts General Hospital, and other facilities in the Boston area-- for many years.   Tea To hold you again your vaporous cup, mist of brew to win your sweet blend To draw you to my line...
Topic: Dianne Robitaille
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Sep 27, 2020 dougholder
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Tom and I discussed his venture into a Landmark Theatre to review, " The Tenet." We also discussed his stints at WBUR's Artery, The Boston Phoenix, Cambridge Day, and his stint as a teacher for girls who were wards of the state...
Topics: Tom Meek, Doug Holder
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Sep 9, 2020 dougholder
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First virtual reading for the Newton Free Library Series, directed by Doug Holder. Readers were Frances Donovan, Wyn Cooper, and Rosie Rosenzweig. 
Topics: Newton Free Library Poetry Series, Sept 2020, Wyn Cooper, Frances Donovan, Doug Holder, Rosie...
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Sep 6, 2020 dougholder
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Doug Holder interviews poet Ruth Lepson.
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This was one of a set of pictures that the late Hugh Fox gave me. These men were highly influential in the small press, and ran small lit magazines, and presses. Curtis Johnson, who published December magazine-- published the early stories of Raymond Carver. Fox was a founding member of COSMEP, a national organization of the small press, Harry Smith ran a  small press for years based in NYC, and later Maine....
Topics: Hugh Fox, Richard Morris, Curt Johnson, Harry Smith
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The Evil B.B. Chow and Other Stories ,  Algonquin Books , 2005  We talked about this collection and his writing life...  Took place in the Diesel Cafe in Davis Square Somerville.
Topics: Steve Almond, Doug Holder, Diesel Cafe, Somerville
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Sep 4, 2020 dougholder
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Doug Holder, Richard Wilhelm, and Dianne Robitaille--founders interviewed.
Topics: Ibbetson Street Press, Dianne Robitaille, Doug Holder, Richard Wilhelm
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Powers talks about his friendship with Lawrence Ferlinghetti, his trek across country to meet Jack Kerouac--political poetry and more.... Jack Powers was the founder of Stone Soup Poets in Boston, MA. Powers and Holder at the Middle-east Restaurant in Cambridge, MA.
Topics: Lawrence Ferlinghetti, Stone Soup Poets
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Holder talked with Stern in his backyard in Somerville, MA. Co-founder of Off the Grid Press, Bert Stern is the author of two previous poetry collections,  Silk/The Ragpicker’s Grandson  and  Steerage , as well as the critical book  Wallace Stevens: Art of Uncertainty , and  Winter in China , a monograph on American expatriate Robert Winter. He is Milligan Professor of English Emeritus at Wabash College, and has also taught at the University of Thessaloniki as Fulbright Professor of...
Topics: Bert Stern, Doug Holder
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We spoke in Stern's backyard in Somerville, Ma.
Topics: Bert Stern, Doug Holder
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 **** Holder and Powers at the Middle-east  Rest. in Central Square, Cambridge
Topics: Stone Soup Poetry, Doug Holder, Jack Powers
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Sep 1, 2020 Doug Holder
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Joan Leegant is the author of a novel,  Wherever You Go (W.W. Norton)  and a story collection,  An Hour in Paradise (W.W. Norton) , which won the Winship PEN New England Book Award and the Edward Lewis Wallant Award, and was a finalist for the National Jewish Book Award and a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers pick. Joan has taught at Harvard, Oklahoma State, Cornish College of the Arts, and Bar-Ilan University in Israel where she was the visiting writer from 2007-2013. From...
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Ryk McIntyre has been a legendary presence on the New England poetry scene for decades. . He has toured extensively around the continental United States and Canada, appearing on stages as varied as NYC’s New School, Portsmouth NH’s Music Hall, Lollapalooza and the very first “Legends of The Slam” Showcase, at the National Poetry Slam in 2006 in Austin, TX. He has also appeared at countless poetry venues, festivals and house parties. He was even on 5 NPS Slam Teams... He has been...
Topics: Ryk McIntyre, Doug Holder
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Holder interviews Sam about the late Jack Powers ( Founder of Stone Soup Poets) on his Somerville Media Show Poet to Poet Writer to Writer
Topics: Jack Powers, Sidewalk Sam, Stone Soup Poetry, Doug Holder
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This interview with Jade Sylvan was conducted in 2010.   Somerville Media Studios.
Topics: Jade Sylvan, Doug Holder
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Aug 29, 2020 Doug Holder
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The son of Portuguese immigrants, Joe Gouveia was a poet, journalist, organizer and radio personality. He received his MFA in Poetry from New England College and served as Poet in Residence at Cape Cod Community College.  He was the Poetry Curator at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod, wrote the “Meter Man” poetry column for the Barnstable Patriot in Hyannis, and hosted the “Poets Corner” radio show on WOMR in Provincetown. He published one full-length collection of poems,  Saudades,...
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Aug 29, 2020 Doug Holder
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Ibbetson Poets  " The Muses" are interviewed on the old Jordan Rich  Show on WBZ  Boston. Poets include the late Lynne Sticklor, Susie Davidson, Susie Davidson, Lo Galluccio, Jennifer Matthews, and Doug Holder
Topics: Lynne Sticklor, Susie Davidson, Susie Davidson, Lo Galluccio, Jennifer Matthews, and Doug Holder
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Aug 14, 2020 Doug Holder
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Holder interviewed Dunn at the home of  the late  poet Gerrit Lansing  in Gloucester, MA. Dunn talked about his experiences with Jon Wieners, Bill Corbett, Robert Creeley, Allen Ginsberg, and a host of others. Dunn is a walking archive of the Boston Area Poetry Scene, Gloucester Ma. poetry scene.
Topics: Allen Ginsberg, Abraxas Book Store, Gloucester, Ma., Robert Creeley, Allen Ginsberg. Bill Corbett,...
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John Hodgen lives in Shrewsbury, MA. He is a Visting Asistant Professor of English at Assumption College, and also teaches at Mount Wachusett Commnity College, and the Wocester Art Museum. He is the author of Heaven & Earth Holding Company (University of Pittsburgh Press, 2010), Grace (winner of the 2005 AWP Donald Hall Prize in Poetry, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006), In My Father's House (winner of the 1993 Bluestem Award from Emporia State University in Kansas), and Bread Without...
Topics: John Hodgen Poet, Doug Holder, Letter
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Aug 3, 2020 Doug Holder
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This was a program for a fundraiser for the Grolier Poetry Book Shop in Harvard Square--Cambridge, MA.  This was organized by Paul Steven Stone, Doug Holder, and Alice Weiss. Readers were Ifeanyi Menkiti, X.J. Kennedy, Tomas O'Leary,and others...  (May 20, 2012) ** Held in the Grolier Room--Bow St. Somerville, MA.
Topics: Laughter at the Grolier, x. J. Kennedy, Doug Holder, Paul Steven Stone, Alice Weiss, Tomas O'Leary,...
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Doug Holder, the Director of the Newton Free Library Poetry Series in Newton, MA hosts the first virtual poetry reading for the library since the series started
Topics: Newton Free Library Poetry Series, Doug Holder, Newton Free Library
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Jul 20, 2020 Doug Holder
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[USPRwire, Mon Sep 27 2010]  Endicott College of Beverly, Mass. and the Ibbetson Street Press of Somerville, Mass. have announced a literary partnership the other day. The two organizations have agreed to establish an affiliation between the 12-year-old well-regarded independent literary press and the college. Doug Holder, head of the publishing house said in regards to his plans for this new partnership: “I hope to bring a number of prominent poets and writers to take part in a reading...
Topics: Ibbetson Street, Doug Holder, Mark Herlihy, Doug Holder, Dan Sklat, Endicott College
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This was an exhibit from the Somerville Ats Council that included poem installations on a community walk path outside Davis Square. Other poets included were Lloyd Schwartz, Gloria Mindock, Linda Haviland Conte, Wyn Cooper, Bert Stern, Ed Meek, Joe Torra, and others...  July 2020.
Topics: Doug Holder, Art Beat 2020, Somerville, Ma., Somerville Arts Council
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Calnan reads from his work, including a new poem in the latest issue of Ibbetson Street 47. He also talks about his experience with the English Department at Endicott College, and his experience with online teaching. He also touches on his editorship for The Endicott Review-- a magazine that was founded by Professor Dan Sklar of Endicott College.
Topics: Endicott College, Ibbetson Street, Dan Calnan, Doug Holder
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Jun 15, 2020 doug holder
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Michael C. Keith is the author of "Insomnia  11" and Gregory Wolos new short collection is "Everyday People"
Topics: doug Holder, Greg Wolos, Michael C. Keith
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Jun 8, 2020 Doug Holder
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Holder interviews Miller on his Poet to Poet broadcast live from Somerville.  Tom Miller has taught school and has worked as a rehabilitation counselor in both private and public settings focusing in the main on mental health services for children and teenagers.  He changed career paths and worked in the automotive aftermarket for thirty some years rising from sales representative to Vice President/Regional Manager. Upon “retirement” Tom went to work for Historic New England and is...
Topics: Tom Miller, Poet to Poet, Somerville Media Center, Doug Holder
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Jun 4, 2020 doug holder
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Ibbetson Street is a literary magazine founded by Doug Holder, Richard Wilhem and  Dianne Robitaille in 1998 in Somerville., MA.  Cover art by Syed Zaman Sample Poems: ATLANTIS   The night before the city sank someone was itching to roam the streets with his friends. Someone was proud of all she'd learned that year, someone dreaming of the cloudlike dress she'd seen, someone wondering how many ways there were to cook lentils. Someone sat in the pen with his restless animals and someone...
Topic: Ibbetson Street 47
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Jun 1, 2020 doug holder
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Holder talks with Goldfinger about his new poetry collection  "Heroin's Harbour" ( Ibbetson Street Press)
Topics: Marc Goldfinger, Herion's Harbour', Ibbetson street press
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May 26, 2020 Doug Holder
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Interview with Amesbury Poet Laureate Ellie O'Leary with Doug Holder.
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May 21, 2020 Doug Holder
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Doug Holder interviews Poet Eileen Cleary on his Poet to Poet Show Eileen Cleary  is a nurse and poet living in Massachusetts. She is a graduate of Lesley University's and Solstice of Pine Manor's MFA program. She is passionate about poetry and its witness of humanity.  Eileen  is a 2016 and 2018 nominee for the Pushcart Prize. **** Interview starts 2mins and 30 seconds in the audio Click on    https://ia601403.us.archive.org/0/items/audio_only_20200521/audio_only.m4a
Topics: Doug Holder, Eileen Cleary
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May 12, 2020 Doug Holder
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This is the cover for a book to be released by Big Table Books. The cover was designed by Christopher Reilley.   Doug Holder is a poet living outside of Boston, Ma.
Topics: Big Table Publishing, Doug Holder, Robin Stratton, Essential Doug Holder
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May 9, 2020 Doug Holder
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"Of all the classes I have taken at this one has done wonders for me. I did not have to focus on memorization, or terms and philosophies. I was given the opportunity to grow creatively, and discover who I am in this process. I have been in a rut for a long time. I am so used to writing APA form papers, with citations and scientific language. It has been rooted in my mind to limit descriptive words, and be concise. I had to challenge myself for this class. I had classified myself as this...
Topics: Doug Holder, Jacob Wirth, Jennifer Matthews, Ibbetson Street, Endicott College, Advanced Poetry...
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Karen Klein a retired professor of Humanities at Brandeis University, and founder of the text moves dance collaborative, writes an introduction to a proposed book by Doug Holder. It encapsulates his work, according to Holder. ********************************************************* INTRODUCTION   Doug Holder’s poems get to what is essential to him and to all of us --mortality. But his poems aren’t gloomy or preachy like the ubiquitous Latin medieval poems known as ‘memento mori,’...
Topics: text moves, karen Klein, Doug Holder, Big Table Books.
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Scott Harney with his partner Megan Marshall--Pulitzer prize-winning historian. Doug Holder used to work with Harney at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA. His book of poetry was released after his death--with an introduction by Marshall. ( The Blood of San Gennaro)  Marshall wrote to Holder: Dear Doug, Thank you so much for writing, and for your friendship with Scott and interest in his work, then and now.  Six feet of separation—yes, in more than one sense.  Scott is no longer with us,...
Topics: Scott Harney, Doug Holder, Megan Marshall, Arrowsmith Press
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The Bagel Bards--a  literary group founded by Doug Holder, Harris Gardner, and Steve Glines in 2004, that always met in the Au Bon Pain in Davis Square, Somerville-- went on Zoom--since the physical space was closed--due to social distancing policies.
Topics: The Bagel Bards, Doug Holder, Steve Glines, Harris Gardner
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Apr 21, 2020 doug holder
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Donald Johanson, world-renowned paleontologist, discoverer of the famed  "Lucy" fossil, reads Doug Holder's poem "271 Newbury St." from his collected " Portrait of an artist as a Young Poseur. ( Big Table Books) This was filmed from his home in San Francisco  by Robin Stratton.
Topics: Donald Johanson, Robin Stratton, Big Table Books, Doug Holder, Portrait of An Artist as a Young...
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Apr 14, 2020 Doug Holder
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Professor Doug Holder's Introduction to Creative Writing class. There was a discussion of Sylvia Plath's " Daddy," and a discussion of the craft. This was recorded during a Zoom session during the corona virus out break--at Endicott College in Beverly, MA. Only the professor can be heard..
Topics: Doug Holder, Endicott College, Beverly, Ma, Sylvia Plath, Daddy, Corona Virus
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Mar 24, 2020 doug holder
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Lecture for Introduction to Creative Writing ENG108 4/5
Topics: Introduction to Creative Writing, Endicott College, Doug Holder
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Mar 23, 2020 Doug Holder
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CLICK ON PICTURE FOR NORMAL VIEW Lyn Lifshin comments on the academy and " fractured verse."
Topic: Lyn Lifshin
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Mar 21, 2020 doug holder
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Online lecture on Short Stories...
Topics: Short Stories, Endicott College. Doug Holder
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The Bagel Bards-- a literary group founded by Doug Holder, Harris Gardner and Steve Glines at the Au Bon Cafe in Somerville, MA. in 2004--goes virtual in light of the Coronavirus,... Phil Temples facilitates this Zoom production.
Topics: Doug Holder, Bagel Bards, Coronavirus
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Mar 19, 2020 doug holder
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Short talk to students at Doug Holder's Advanced Poetry Workshop--Endicott College
Topics: Doug Holder, Endicott College, Lecture, Advanced Poetry Seminar
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( Click on picture for normal size) Thurston Moore of the famed alternative rock group  Sonic Youth  --sends a check and a reprint of  the Ibbetson Street ad for Hugh Fox's Memoir, "Way, Way off the Road" ( Ibbetson Street 2006). The book is no longer in print because of Fox's controversial tell-all of the characters in the small press movement in the 60s and 70s. More than one person threatened to sue for libel- 
Topics: Ibbetson Street Press, Doug Holder, Steve Glines, Sonic Youth, Thurston Moore
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Mar 4, 2020 Doug Holder
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I interviewed Reilley on my Somerville, MA. Media TV show  Poet to Poet--regarding his new collection   " One Night Stanza" ( Big Table Books)
Topics: Christopher Reilley Poet, One Night Stanza, Poet to Poet, Big Table Books
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  CLICK ON PICTURE FOR NORMAL SIZE  The Push Cart Prize is a major award for the small press.
Topics: Doug Holder, Pushcart Prize, nomination
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Feb 19, 2020 Doug Holder
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Holder interviewed Ablon about his new collection of poetry "Dinner in the Garden." Steven L. Ablon has published four books of poems. His work has appeared in many magazines. He is an adult and child psychoanalyst and an Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard University Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital.
Topics: Steve Albon, Doug Holder, Somerville Media Studios, Poet to Poet
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Feb 17, 2020 Doug Holder
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(CLICK ON PICTURES FOR NORMAL SIZE) I had a correspondence with poet Ed Galing starting in 1997, until his death in 2013. He would call me from his home in Hatsboro, PA. about once a week.  Galing, whose half brother was Ben Galing, a radio personality in the Boston area, was widely published. He often wrote about his youth in the lower east side of NYC. He gave me great insight to Jewish culture, society, etc... at this time. I was particularly fascinated because I had just finished my...
Topics: Ed Galing, lower east side, Hatboro, PA, Ben Galing, Doug Holder, Ibbetson 35
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CLICK ON PICTURE FOR ORIGINAL VIEW This letter regarded Weaver's thoughts to Major Jackson about an interview show " Poet to Poet: Writer to Writer " produced by Doug Holder.  Gloria Mindock was the moderator in this instance. The show aired on Somerville Community Access TV..
Topics: Doug Holder, Major Jackson, Doug Holder, Gloria Mindock